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Bernard CHARLÈS
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer - Dassault Systèmes
Bernard Charlès headshot > Dassault Systèmes
Bernard CHARLÈS
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer - Dassault Systèmes

With the pandemic, we could clearly see what makes a difference when it comes to sustainable business and innovation: a deep purpose, the platform phenomenon, and the quality of human relationships. We believe that experience is human and that experience is a relationship. We’re bringing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as a relationship platform -your environment to create inclusive, intelligent, measured, and continuous relationships with your entire value network.

Bernard Charlès has been working as the CEO of Dassault Systèmes since 1995 and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2016. He started his career in the company in 1983 to develop new design technologies. In 1986, he founded a dedicated New Technologies, Research and Strategy department, and in 1988 was appointed President of Strategy, Research and Development.

Charlès has helped instill a culture of ongoing innovation to further consolidate Dassault Systèmes’ scientific capabilities and make science part of the company’s DNA. The inspiration behind digital mock-up, product lifecycle management and 3DEXPERIENCE®, he firmly believes that 3D technology is about making possible the impossible: 3D universes are the most powerful vehicle for testing concepts and creating the future, bringing dream and reality together, and stretching the limits of science and imagination to drive progress in society. Charlès has positioned Dassault Systèmes as the preferred partner for innovation, empowering businesses with sustainable step-changes in competitive performance. The company, established in 1981 and world leader in 3D software, has been recognized as the world's most sustainable corporation by Corporate Knights and one of Forbes’ ""The World’s Most Innovative Companies"". Bernard Charlès is a member of the Board of Directors of Sanofi. He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of engineering and a member of the French Academy of Technology.

He holds the rank of Officer in the “Légion d’honneur” (French Legion of Honor). He is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure engineering school in Cachan and has a PhD in mechanical engineering majoring in automation engineering and information science. He also holds an agrégation — the most senior teaching qualification achievable in France (specializing in mechanical engineering).

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Deepak NG > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Deepak NG
India Managing Director - Dassault Systèmes
Deepak NG > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Deepak NG
India Managing Director - Dassault Systèmes

Deepak NG was appointed as Managing Director for Dassault Systèmes India in February 2020. He joined Dassault Systèmes in 2011 and carries more than 21 years of experience across different industries. He has driven key transformational projects in various industries including Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, High-tech and Government. In his previous role at Dassault Systèmes, as Director of Global Affairs and Innovative Business Development, he was instrumental to establish new partnerships by engaging in smart city projects and by developing industry-based programs for the workforce of the future.

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Dheeraj HINDUJA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dheeraj HINDUJA
Chairman - Hinduja Group
Dheeraj HINDUJA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dheeraj HINDUJA
Chairman - Hinduja Group

Mr. Dheeraj HINDUJA is the Chairman of Ashok Leyland, Hinduja Leyland Finance, Hinduja Tech, Hinduja Foundries and Co-chairman of Hinduja National Power.

He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Economics & History from the University College, London. He completed his Master’s in Business Administration with specialisation in Project Management from the Imperial College, London University.

Dheeraj is a third-generation member of the Hinduja Family, who own and control the Hinduja Group, which has diversified business interests all over the world. Dheeraj has over 20 years of experience at strategic and leadership levels across the spectrum of businesses.

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Vinnie MEHTA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Vinnie MEHTA
Director General - ACMA
Vinnie MEHTA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Vinnie MEHTA
Director General - ACMA

As the current Director General of The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Vinnie MEHTA has been an industry stallworth with extensive experience in the component manufacturing industry. With keen expertise spanning the automotive parts industry, Mr. MEHTA routinely imparts intentional & insightful perspectives on prevalent issues.

Vinnie MEHTA is an Electrical Engineer from IIT-BHU, an MBA from FMS, University of Delhi and a Masters in International Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). He has been actively involved in the promotion, growth and development of the auto component industry in India. Prior to joining ACMA, he headed the Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), the apex body of the IT hardware industry in India.

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Florence VERZELEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Florence VERZELEN
Executive Vice President, Industries, Marketing & Global Affairs - Dassault Systèmes
Florence VERZELEN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Florence VERZELEN
Executive Vice President, Industries, Marketing & Global Affairs - Dassault Systèmes

Florence VERZELEN started her career as a financial analyst in investment banking in New York. She then acquired more than 5-years experience in the public sector: she worked in the European Commission in Brussels where she has been responsible for the trade relationships between EU and China, and thereafter of the antitrust case against Microsoft.

She joined the team of the French Minister of European Affairs, as his advisor on trade and industry issue in 2007. From 2008 to 2017, she worked at Engie, a world leader in the energy sector. She was first in charge of Business Development for the Group, then became CEO of Engie in Qatar and later VP for the group procurement performance plan. She finally was appointed COO of Engie Europe and Russia. She is also an experienced board member, with board position at PSA and currently at Air France. Florence has been nominated Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2013. Florence is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique / Corps des Mines.

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Samson KHAOU > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Samson KHAOU
Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific - Dassault Systèmes
Samson KHAOU > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Samson KHAOU
Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific - Dassault Systèmes

Samson KHAOU is Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, Dassault Systèmes. He is responsible for the overall growth and performance of Dassault Systèmes in Asia Pacific, overseeing the development of business strategy in line with market opportunities and the company's mission to partner in the digital transformation and growth agenda of key countries and segments in the region.

Prior to this role, he was Managing Director for India for three years (2016-2019), Managing Director for Asia Pacific South region for six years (2011-16), for Industry Services in Europe for three years (2008-10) and for Korea for two years (2006-2007). He joined Dassault Systèmes in 1989 as a R&D engineer and has been holding several key management positions within the company in both Europe and Asia.

Mr. KHAOU holds Master Degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering.

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Olivier RIBET > Portrait > Dassault Systemes
Olivier RIBET
Executive Vice-President EMEAR - Dassault Systèmes
Olivier RIBET > Portrait > Dassault Systemes
Olivier RIBET
Executive Vice-President EMEAR - Dassault Systèmes

Olivier RIBET is in charge of developing the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) market and cross-industry corporate initiatives.
He joined Dassault Systèmes in September 2013 as Vice President, High-Tech Industry.

Since July 2017 he was in charge of all the industries.

Olivier RIBET brings over 20 years of international experience in the software, high-tech and telecom markets to Dassault Systèmes.  During his career, he has led businesses and teams across Europe, North America and Asia in strategy, software engineering, marketing and business development.

Olivier RIBET spent over a decade at Microsoft, where he held senior management positions including Head of Mobile Business France and later Senior Director, Windows Business Division.  While at Microsoft, he was part of a team that was granted a patent for a method of extracting key terms in text mining.  Before this, he worked in a number of senior-level sales, marketing and business development capacities at Bull EMEA Information Systems (a ATOS company) and EDF (Electricité de France).

Olivier RIBET is a graduate of the Institute des Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux, France, and INSEAD/AIEP in Singapore.

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Erik SWEDBERG > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes
Erik SWEDBERG
Executive Vice President, GEO Managing Director, Americas - Dassault Systèmes
Erik SWEDBERG > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes
Erik SWEDBERG
Executive Vice President, GEO Managing Director, Americas - Dassault Systèmes

Erik Swedberg is Dassault Systèmes, Executive Vice President and GEO Managing Director for the Americas. Erik’s role is to achieve the company’s revenue goals in the geography by moving the organization to a customer-first model and positioning the 3DEXPERIENCE platform at the center of our relationships with customers, users, partners, and influencers. Prior to his current role, Erik was Dassault Systèmes Global Account Director for Boeing where he led some of our largest services programs and secured the company’s largest software contract. Most recently, he initiated the Boeing supply chain program working in a client-centric model. 

During his 19 years with Dassault Systèmes, Erik acquired wide-ranging experience in a number of industries in addition to Aerospace and Defense, including High Tech, Automotive, Industrial Equipment, Retail, and Life Sciences. Erik builds strong trusted partner relationships and brings a full kit of capability having worked in technical sales, services, business consulting, and sales.

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Jitendra J. JADHAV > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Jitendra J. JADHAV
Director - National Aerospace Laboratories
Jitendra J. JADHAV > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Jitendra J. JADHAV
Director - National Aerospace Laboratories

Shri Jitendra J. JADHAV has obtained his BE (Electronics) from University of Pune in 1987 and MS from Computer Engineering Department of Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune.

He has more than 29 years of experience in Design and Development of Military Systems for Army, Navy, Air Force, Industrial and Railways applications.  He has designed, developed and commercialized major systems like Fire Control Systems for Tanks, Airborne Digital Optronic Pedestal for Nishant, Optical Fire Control Systems for Navy, Mission and Display Computer for LCA, Weapon Control System for LCA, Tactical Mission System for Helicopter and Digital Servo systems for automobiles / Railways.

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Sanjay CHAKRABORTY > Session > Dassault Systèmes®
Sanjay CHAKRABORTY
CIO - L&T Defence
Sanjay CHAKRABORTY > Session > Dassault Systèmes®
Sanjay CHAKRABORTY
CIO - L&T Defence

Mr. Sanjay CHAKRABORTY is from L&T Defence of Larsen & Toubro. He is General Manager Corporate Centre and Heading Information Technology and Digital. He has been with L&T for about 28 years now and with a total industrial experience of over 30 years since his graduation in Mechanical Engineering in 1990.

He had joined L&T at its Hazira Manufacturing Complex in 1993 and has since worked on various assignments from Design & Engineering, Project Execution and Management, Quality Control and Assurance, both in Process Plant & Nuclear Businesses as also Defence & Aerospace Businesses of the then L&T Heavy Engineering. He has served important assignments on projects of national importance like the strategic submarine programme. 

He has served a 3 year posting at Milan, Italy where he was looking after Marketing and Business Development for Europe. Thereafter, he has handled the Gasification & Power Plant Eqpt business of L&T Heavy Engineering as also its Organisation Excellence & strategy formulation portfolios before moving on to Information Technology & Digital in Oct 2016.

Together with his young Digital team, he is pursuing various facets of Digitisation, Industry 4.0 technology deployment towards Digitalisation and engineering oriented Model Based Enterprise through Digital Manufacturing in addition to digital enhancements of PLM and ERP platforms in L&T Defence. 

L&T Defence is into discrete yet specialised “Engineered to Order” manufacturing of mission critical platforms and system of system integration for platforms, towards self-reliance of Indian defence & aerospace manufacturing.

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Brigadier. S. RAMANATHAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Brigadier. S. RAMANATHAN
Deputy Director-General, Chief Engineer - Director General Naval Projects, Visakhapatnam
Brigadier. S. RAMANATHAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Brigadier. S. RAMANATHAN
Deputy Director-General, Chief Engineer - Director General Naval Projects, Visakhapatnam

Brigadier Suresh RAMANATHAN is currently the Chief Engineer, Director General Naval Projects at Visakhapatnam handling the infrastructure development for the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam and is handling over 80 projects which are very diverse and include multi-storied buildings, jetties, marine works, large storehouses, helipad, roads, perimeter walls, smart fencing, radiation safe structures, workshops etc. The officer has been awarded the Chief of the Army Staff Commendation twice, Vice Chief of Army Staff once and the Western Army Commander once. He was recently awarded the Visisht Seva Medal on 26 Jan 21 for distinguished service in the Indian Armed Forces.  

Mr. RAMANATHAN served with the Indian army for 26 years in different capacities, as a civil engineer for 23 years and as an Interviewing officer for about three-and-a-half years. As the Chief Engineer of Jabalpur Zone, he planned and executed over Rs 400 Crore worth of projects per year spread over 5 Central Indian States. He was distinguished as a Colonel and was recognized to be a successful team leader with varied experiences across the spectrum of Project Management, Operations Management, Quality control and Audit Compliance, as well as Material Management, Vendor Management and Negotiations cement him as an exceptional, motivational leader.

Mr. RAMANATHAN holds a Bachelors degrees in Science, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Masters in the same along with applied psychology. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in HRM, leveraging his vast experience gained from leading teams in a variety of posts & appointments.

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Remi DORNIER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Remi DORNIER
Vice President, Construction Cities and Territories - Dassault Systèmes
Remi DORNIER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Remi DORNIER
Vice President, Construction Cities and Territories - Dassault Systèmes

With 15 years of experience in Dassault Systèmes, Remi has been committed throughout his career to his passion of deep interest in Geosciences, Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) sciences and technology. Working in close collaboration with industry, research institutions, and governments he focused on leading business transformation in Aerospace, Naval, Industrial Equipment and CCT industries in both mature and emerging markets with 7 years in France and 8 years in Asia.

A graduate in 2006 of Master of Science in aerospace system engineering, ESTACA (Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile) a five-year program in Aeronautical, Aerospace, Automobile and Railway Engineering and a BSc in 1999 of Aerospace  and System Engineering , originally from Paris, Remi has developed his leadership and management skills with Multinational Corporation  clients such as Bouygues Construction ,  CRDC , SMEDI and CHIDI. He currently leads the cities construction and territory industry. 

Native French, Remi is fluent in English, German and conversational in Mandarin. Its openness to the international market made him agile, with capabilities to adapt to different cultures and to think out of the box.

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Dr. Nitin Bhola > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. Nitin BHOLA
MDS(OFMS), PhD. FIBOMS,FAOCMF, Head of Oral and Maxillofacial department
Dr. Nitin Bhola > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. Nitin BHOLA
MDS(OFMS), PhD. FIBOMS,FAOCMF, Head of Oral and Maxillofacial department

Dr. Nitin BHOLA has completed his FAOCMF program from Germany. He is currently serving as the Professor and Head of Department at Department at the Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental, (DMIMSU), Sawangi (M) Wardha, and also Chairman Board of Studies, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, DMIMS (DU). 

He carries over 90 International and National Indexed Publications, has co-authored 5 textbooks, and has been a reviewer in 7 indexed journals. He has delivered over 100 keynote / guest lectures at International and National conferences. He was a supervisor for PhD in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, DMIMS (DU). He held a position as a Director of Fellowship Programme in DMIMS (DU) for Maxillofacial Surgery. He has two copyrights registered with the Govt. of India.

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Prashanth RAY > Speakjer > Dassault Systèmes®
Prashanth RAY
Chief Executive Officer - Lucid Implants
Prashanth RAY > Speakjer > Dassault Systèmes®
Prashanth RAY
Chief Executive Officer - Lucid Implants

Prashanth RAY Co-Founder & Executive Director - LUCID Implants is a highly motivated researcher on a mission to develop innovative solutions in the area of tissue engineering towards potential clinical applications. 

Prashanth RAY, an engineering graduate and former visiting researcher at Johns Hopkins University, USA, brings an excellent mix of technical, design, and business skills to the organization.

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Deb MUKHERJEE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. Deb MUKHERJEE
Managing Director - Omega Seiki Mobility
Deb MUKHERJEE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. Deb MUKHERJEE
Managing Director - Omega Seiki Mobility

Dr. Deb MUKHERJEE has been working in the automotive industry in India for the past 35 years. He has handled CEO Level positions for more than 10 years for Japanese and other MNCs in India. He has been instrumental in bringing in several foreign joint venture partners and set up successful projects in India.

In 2018, he merged his companies with Anglian Omega, an international business group into automotive and infrastructure businesses in India. He is on board of the group as Managing Director.

He started a company - Omega Seiki Mobility Pvt. Ltd. to manufacture electric vehicles in India. Their 3 wheeler named RAGE+ was completely developed in-house with indigenous battery and powertrain technology. The vehicle is entirely designed, developed and “Made in India” vehicle. The company has launched 2/3 and 4 wheelers in 2021.

He has been on roll of Govt. of India Ministry of Industries, MSME as a consultant for promotion of several Govt. schemes for artisans from 2016-19.

Dr. Deb MUKHERJEE's research work included evaluating Indian auto components industry competitiveness on global scale using a comprehensive evaluation model based on World Economic Forum research model on Global Competitiveness Report. He has been recently named in the list of Top 50 global influencers and Thought Leaders by Your Story and Leaders’360 organisations.

He is currently mentoring startups in Electric mobility, last mile logistics and battery manufacturing in India and is on board of companies OHM Automotive, C4V USA as Director, mentor.  

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Pamela TIKKU > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Pamela TIKKU
Chief Business Officer - ICAT-International Centre for Automotive Technology
Pamela TIKKU > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Pamela TIKKU
Chief Business Officer - ICAT-International Centre for Automotive Technology

Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Jaipur. She has been working in the Automotive Sector since 1992. She started her career with Rico Auto Industries and later joined Honda Siel Cars India Limited and looked after vendor development and component development activities. She joined Society of Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) in 1999 and looked after various technical and policy issues related to the automotive sector in India.

In 2006 she joined NATRiP and was involved in the planning and procurement of facilities for testing and R&D for NATRiP centers. NATRIP project is funded by Government of India for Rs 3845 Cr. This included state of the art facilities in the emerging technology areas of Powertrain, Passive Safety, Fatigue, EMC, NVH, Infotronics, etc. Has taken active role in finalizing the supplier, benchmarking the facilities with global facilities.

In 2010 she took charge of the Powertrain Department of ICAT, One of the leading homologation centers in the country in addition to the equipment planning and procurement activities under NATRIP.

Powertrain department capabilities at ICAT have been drastically enhanced to cater not only to the certification up to BS VI standards but also for the development and calibration to meet such regulations. In 2016 her role was enhanced to Chief Business Officer looking after business development and planning for ICAT.

She is active member of regulation formulation process for India for automotive industry and also has been representing India at WP.29.

She has participated in various national and international seminars representing India and presenting the Indian perspectives.

She is an active Board member of SAE India and SAEINDIA NIS section and has held various positions in the executive committees. She was also awarded by SAE Foundation in 2017.

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A. SIVAKUMAR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
A. SIVAKUMAR
General Manager, Shipbuilding - Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
A. SIVAKUMAR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
A. SIVAKUMAR
General Manager, Shipbuilding - Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

Mr. SIVAKUMAR is the General Manager-Shipbuilding in Cochin Shipyard LtdCSL. Mr. SIVAKUMAR has a longstanding experience of 25 years in various positions in Cochin Shipyard both in Shipbuilding and Ship Repair.

He joined CSL as Management Trainee in the year 1996 and has served as Head of Operations and Commercial departments of Ship Repair division for more than a decade.

He has also served as Head of the prestigious Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Project of our Country being constructed at CSL before taking over as General Manager Shipbuilding.

He has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Alagappa College Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi and MBA in Operations Management from Madurai Kamaraj University. He is also an Alumni of IIM Ahmedabad.

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Dr. S. DEVARAJAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. S. DEVARAJAN
Senior Vice President Engineering - TVS Motor Company
Dr. S. DEVARAJAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. S. DEVARAJAN
Senior Vice President Engineering - TVS Motor Company

PROFESSIONAL

  • Working with  TVS  group from past 32 years and presently  - Head of Production Engineering and New Technology in TVS Motors.   
  • Lead -New Product Development.  Worked in setting up facilities of Press shop, welding shop, Painting plants, Heat treatment plant,  Machining of steel & Aluminum engine parts, Assembly lines leading many projects in TVS Motors & TVS Electronics.  
  • Presently  concentrating application of IIOT in Manufacturing Supply chain, TOC, TQM, TPM, Lean manufacturing

EDUCATION

  • BE ( Mech. Engineering), MBA, MS in Mfg systems engineering & Engineering. Doctorate in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from  University of Warwick, UK.  
  • Awarded prestigious “Rolls Royce “ award for excellence in Manufacturing concepts and implementation in UK. Awarded “Thought  Leadership” by Automotive Manufacturing Solutions UK.

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Akhilesh Kumar JHA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Akhilesh Kumar JHA
Group Head - Aeronautical Development Establishment
Akhilesh Kumar JHA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Akhilesh Kumar JHA
Group Head - Aeronautical Development Establishment

Mr. Akhilesh Kumar JHA presently working as a senior scientist at Aeronautical Development establishment in the field of UAV Design and Development. He has done BTech from NIT Jamshedpur in mechanical engineering & MTech from IIT MUMBAI in aerospace structure.

He has worked in the field of Airframe design, control surface design & development, landing gear design & development, fuel tank design and developments, and digital mockup generation for MALE UAV.

He has also worked as a system engineer for Imported and indigenous payloads.

He has published more than 20 papers in different national, international conferences, seminars,
and journals. He has been also awarded the lab scientist award for the year 2016.

He is a member of the Aeronautical Society of India as well as the Indian Society for Advancement
of Materials and Process.

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Nihal KAUL > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Nihal KAUL
Lead Central Sustainability - Hero MotoCorp
Rakesh KUMAR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Rakesh KUMAR
Chief Design Officer - Godrej Construction
Amit JAHAGIRDAR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Amit JAHAGIRDAR
Head - Business Applications Digital Transformation - Thermax
Frédéric VACHER > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes®
Frédéric VACHER
Head of Innovation – 3DEXPERIENCE Lab - Dassault Systèmes
Frédéric VACHER > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes®
Frédéric VACHER
Head of Innovation – 3DEXPERIENCE Lab - Dassault Systèmes

Frédéric graduated as a mechanical engineer and began his career working in Japan for Airbus for 5 years. In 1998 he joined Dassault Systèmes to lead the partnership & alliances programs. Since 2015 Fred has been the Head of Innovation and created the 3DEXPERIENCE Lab, an open innovation lab accelerating disruptive innovations that gives a strong positive impact on society. Fred was also a Board Member at the CapDigital French digital cluster and an advisory board member at Ilumens.

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Valerie FERRET > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes
Valérie FERRET
3DEXPERIENCE Edu Vice President - Dassault Systèmes
Valerie FERRET > Speaker Image > Dassault Systèmes
Valérie FERRET
3DEXPERIENCE Edu Vice President - Dassault Systèmes

As Vice President of 3DEXPERIENCE Edu, Valerie Ferret strives to help students and professionals thrive in the Industry Renaissance with in-demand skills for sustainable innovation. With her global team, she empowers five million students every year on Dassault Systèmes’ solutions, and provides unique learning experiences for professionals to upskill throughout their life and increase their employability. Valérie believes experience-based learning will transform the world of education. She aims to reinforce the collaboration between education and industry using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to bring continuous opportunities for professional development. 3DEXPERIENCE Edu promises to help people “Never stop growing”!

Valerie joined Dassault Systèmes in 2008, as Public Affairs Manager. In 2012, she created and became director of the global department Public Affairs and Sustainability, which was responsible for developing and nurturing the influencers’ network to promote the company vision on sustainable innovation.

Valérie holds a Master’s in European Law and Human Rights. She started her career in France in 2002 as a legal counsel. Two years later, she joined a fast-growing private postal services operator in Luxemburg to create the legal function. In 2006, she moved to the US and became Executive Director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Boston.

She is married and is the proud mother of two children.

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Dr Bharatkumar AHUJA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. Bharatkumar AHUJA
Director - College of Engineering, Pune
Dr Bharatkumar AHUJA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. Bharatkumar AHUJA
Director - College of Engineering, Pune

Prof. B. B. AHUJA is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering with a post-graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. For his doctorate, he did his research in the area of Hybrid Bearing Design for High-Speed Spindles at the College of Engineering, Pune (COEP). He also holds a Master's degree in Management Science.

He has to his credit over 130 technical published papers in National & International Journals and Conferences. His research papers have been widely cited, in technical papers and reference books. He has guided 21 Doctoral students, 89 postgraduate students and is credited with the establishment of CAD/CAM laboratory and indigenously developed FMS laboratory in the institute He is currently developing the 3D Printing lab and is working on a major project in Biomedical Engineering for developing Low-cost medical devices/implants which are sponsored by Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission Govt. of Maharashtra. He has worked on two major projects of DST and CSIR. His research has led to 14 patents being registered to his credit.

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Abhay TARNEKAR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Abhay TARNEKAR
General Manager - KBE & DPD Systems - Tata Motors
Dr Ramanan RAMANATHAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. Ramanan RAMANATHAN
Former (First) Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission and Additional Secretary - NITI Aayog
Anupam JOSHI > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Anupam JOSHI
Managing Director - WAE Corp India Private Limited
Anupam JOSHI > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Anupam JOSHI
Managing Director - WAE Corp India Private Limited

Anupam V JOSHI, as Founder and Managing Director of WAE Corp India Pvt. Ltd., sets and evolves the strategic direction for the company and its portfolio of offerings, while nurturing a strong leadership team to drive its execution. Mr. JOSHI has nearly three decades of global experience in the manufacturing industry with a strong record of accomplishment of driving transformation for enterprises, executing business turnarounds and managing successful acquisitions. He is an active member of the International Water Association (IWA) and is well versed in the field of water and wastewater management.

Besides focus on business, the cause of today's major existential challenge – WATER is central to his vision. Leading the most admired environmental services organization with a core objective to make a lasting contribution to the quality of life - his focus lends the opportunity to develop innovative products and services in this domain.

Mr. JOSHI was born in 1964 and holds a post-graduate degree in Economics and International Development. An avid reader and scholar - he studied Digital Communication from Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur. He also holds a master’s degree in Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments & Institutional Finance from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.

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Aseem GILL > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Aseem GILL
Director - Digi Drive Private Limited
Aseem GILL > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Aseem GILL
Director - Digi Drive Private Limited

Aseem GILL is a Director at “Yogiji Digi Drives Pvt Ltd”, one of the leading flat steel processing solution providers for Cold Rolling Mills, Metal Coating Lines, Color Coating Lines, Pickling Lines, Acid Regeneration Plants (ARP), Slitting Lines, Cut to Length Lines, Tube mills, Automatic Gauge Control, Automatic flatness control & High-level Industrial Automation. 

Aseem holds a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from VIT University, Vellore, TN, India.

Aseem developed the project management team at Yogiji Digi and is instrumental in developing a tailor-made Advanced Planning and Scheduling Solution that keeps a track of Design, Fabrication, Purchasing and Manufacturing of the Equipment to ensure that the project can be executed in the determined time and budget. He is actively involved in the day-to-day activities and decision-making process in various departments of the company including but not limited to sales, marketing, design, purchase, HR etc. He initiated the use of Solidworks composer to compose 3D Animations for marketing and trade fairs.

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Nitin RAUT > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Nitin RAUT
Director - Migma Packtron
Nitin RAUT > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Nitin RAUT
Director - Migma Packtron

The guiding force and brain behind Migma Packtron’s success is Mr. Nitin RAUT. Known for his creativity and penchant for perfection, Mr. Raut has a vision and mission to take Migma to great heights in the global arena. Each and every machine functioning at Migma, be it for trimming or forming, has been made in-house by the veteran using his unparalleled intellectual skills and over 35 years of experience in the field.

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Shree HARSHA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Shree HARSHA
India Marketing Director - Dassault Systèmes
Shree HARSHA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Shree HARSHA
India Marketing Director - Dassault Systèmes

Shree HARSHA brings nearly two decades of international Business consulting experience and is currently responsible for Marketing, Industry Solutions, and Communication. Harsha is also responsible for developing Dassault Systèmes India marketing strategy in line with the market opportunities and the company’s mission to partner in the digital transformation and growth agenda of most innovative companies. Additionally, he has a strong technology background to make an immediate impact to the top and bottom line as well as helping companies create the springboard for the next generation of growth through disruptive business models.

Prior to this role, he was Business Consulting Director for Asia leading the value Engagement team in driving Digital Transformation at several strategic customers and ensure their success; whose influence and ideas drive the future of Dassault Systèmes’ solutions and our 3DEXPEREINCE strategy. He has worked in partnership with customers across multiple geographies including Japan, China and Germany. Harsha is Mechanical Engineering graduate, and is an alumni of Indian School of Business and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad with focus on Manufacturing & Operations.

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Jonathan ASHER > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Jonathan ASHER
CATIA R&D Roles Portfolio Director - Dassault Systèmes
Ramakrishnan VENKATARAMAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Ramakrishnan VENKATARAMAN
Director - Dassault Systèmes
Ramakrishnan VENKATARAMAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Ramakrishnan VENKATARAMAN
Director - Dassault Systèmes

Ramakrishnan VENKATARAMAN, has been in the CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM industry for the last 24 years. He has been instrumental for the Business transformation for the manufacturing industry sector by providing his expert consulting services and solutions to address the challenges. 

He is very passionate about helping the Organizing in bringing the new products to markets faster by engaging with them from the concept to production. His technical background with deeper understanding in product design and manufacturing has made a distinctive connect with various CXO in the Indian manufacturing sector. 

Ever since 2008, has been strategically working with manufacturing sector in transforming their business experiences by helping them with industry proven solution from Dassault Systèmes.  Last 2 years has been on journey on Manufacturing and Shop floor efficiency transformation for the Discrete manufacturing sectors like Automotive, Consumer Products, Life sciences and Industrial machinery and helping organization to improve their bottom line.

An Alumnus from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, has been a regular guest speaker in many seminars, Forum and conference in India and abroad.
 

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Koodli SUBRAMANYA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Subramanya KOODLI
Sales Director, Innovative Business - India, Dassault Systèmes
Koodli SUBRAMANYA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Subramanya KOODLI
Sales Director, Innovative Business - India, Dassault Systèmes

Koodli SUBRAMANYA has been the Director for Special Projects @ DASSAULT SYSTEMES India for the last 10 months. As the director for Special Projects, he is responsible for ensuring the success of Special projects including the sustainability.

Koodli has overall 27 years of professional experience out of which 22 years in association with DASSAULT SYSTEMES in various capacities. His expertise includes Business Development, Strategic initiatives, Business Alliances, Collaborative Product Design & Development, Smart City, Business Value Assessment and Center of Excellence.
Koodli started his career as manufacturing engineer working in the shop floor for more than 3 years before starting his CAD/CAM journey. Prior to joining DASSAULT SYSTEMES, he was with IBM for 13 years where in he worked very closely with most of the large Automotive and Aerospace organizations like Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Force Motors, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, National Aeronautics Limited and Aeronautical Development Agency to name few. His accomplishments include establishing the Design and Manufacturing processes at the customer’s site leveraging the DASSAULT SYSTEMES technologies.

In his current role @ DASSAULT SYSTEMES, he is actively involved in contributing towards building the skilled workforce of the future on sustainable basis. Some of the initiatives where he is involved include Center of Excellence for the Aerospace & Defense in Bengaluru and Center of Excellence for the Automotive, Tooling and Mining in the remote areas of Karnataka in the Hyderabad Karnataka region. With his vast experience working closely with the Indian Automotive and Aerospace industry, he is working towards Industry and Academia collaboration for the success of this initiative. His belief is “One of the best way to give back to the society is build the skilled and competent workforce on sustainable basis.”

Koodli is graduate in Industrial & Production engineering from SJCE, University of Mysore. He believes in working on the strengths of the individuals for better team work and the best way to contribute to the society is building the better citizens of tomorrow through education and skilling

His hobbies / interests: Sports (Running, Shuttle badminton and Cricket), care for nature and other individuals.

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Krishnan BALASUBRAMANIAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Krishnan BALASUBRAMANIAN
Industry Business Consulting Director - Dassault Systèmes
Krishnan BALASUBRAMANIAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Krishnan BALASUBRAMANIAN
Industry Business Consulting Director - Dassault Systèmes

Krishnan handles the business consulting in Dassault Systemes for India geo.

Starting his career at Tata Steel, he has engaged with different manufacturing shops and practised Value Engineering, Methods improvement, Plant improvement, simulation in the Steel plant, Heavy Engineering and Logistics.

He has industry experience of 30 years, in manufacturing, industrial engineering, sales and consulting roles.

Krishnan is a graduate in Production Engineering from PSG College of Technology and a post-graduate in Industrial Management from IIT, Bombay, India.

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Kiran DIVEKAR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Kiran DIVEKAR
DELMIA Sales Director - Dassault Systemes
Kiran DIVEKAR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Kiran DIVEKAR
DELMIA Sales Director - Dassault Systemes

Kiran DIVEKAR heads the DELMIA brand, which provides Manufacturing applications, for Dassault Systèmes in India. He has been working with Dassault for last 20 years in various departments.

Kiran has worked with lot of leading Global Aerospace customers like Boeing, SAAB, Airbus, and Embraer. During his stint in R&D in USA, he worked very closely with Boeing on the 787 Dreamliner program and played a key role in designing the solution for Boeing for their Manufacturing Planning and Shop Floor Applications.

He has lot of experience working with many Indian customers like HAL, Ordnance Factory, TATA Motors, Mahindra, and many other leading OEMs in Automotive & Aerospace Industries. He has promoted and worked extensively in implementing the “Digital Manufacturing” Solution as well as Smart Manufacturing initiatives with these customers.

Kiran has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UVCE, Bangalore, Master of Technology (M Tech) in Design Engineering from IIT Delhi and a MBA from Michigan State University, USA.

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Prasad PANDIT > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Prasad PANDIT
Worldwide Industry Process Leader, CATIA Building & Civil Infrastructure - Dassault Systèmes
Prasad PANDIT > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Prasad PANDIT
Worldwide Industry Process Leader, CATIA Building & Civil Infrastructure - Dassault Systèmes

Prasad leads CATIA’s Global Industry Process Success (IPS) organization in Dassault Systèmes for Building & Civil Infrastructure. 

A passionate civil engineer with 24 years of profound experience implementing digital transformation in construction, Prasad is a strong preacher of computational design and process automation with Virtual Twins for building and civil infrastructure projects. He finds himself fortunate to be on driver’s seat while construction industry is going through an Industrial Renaissance all over the world.

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Ravi JATA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Ravi JATA
CATIA Sales Director - Dassault Systèmes
Rajiv ARAMADAKA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Rajiv ARAMADAKA
Public Sector | Global Affairs Director - India, Dassault Systemes
Rajiv ARAMADAKA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Rajiv ARAMADAKA
Public Sector | Global Affairs Director - India, Dassault Systemes

Rajiv has over two decades of experience across different industries in technical, sales, and sales management roles. He started his career as an application Engineer, over the period he was instrumental in the facilitation and adoption of global best practices of CAD/CAM/PLM solutions at various OEM’s and Suppliers. Prior to joining DASSAULT SYSTEMES INDIA, Rajiv was with IBM responsible for Major Accounts. Rajiv has a Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from Madras University and a Master's in Design & Manufacturing from Ecole des Mines, France. 

Rajiv joined Dassault Systèmes in 2006. He has driven key transformational projects across various industries including, Infrastructure, Automotive & Government. As Global Affairs personnel of DASSAULT SYSTEMES INDIA, Rajiv is responsible for sustenance and growth of Dassault Systemes in the Public Sector and academics vertical.

Business & Techno commercial advocacy are one of the top areas of priority and central to Rajiv’s vision, Apart from Business Rajiv likes to take newer challenges within and outside his job. He likes climbing unreachable mountains, this reflects his approach to work and his passion for sustainability.

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Amit GUPTA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Amit GUPTA
Strategic Senior Manager, Energy & Materials - Dassault Systèmes
Amit GUPTA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Amit GUPTA
Strategic Senior Manager, Energy & Materials - Dassault Systèmes

Amit GUPTA is a graduate in Production Engineering with a Specialization in Finite Element Method. He participated in Post-Graduate trainee program with National Aerospace Laboratory Bangalore and have had the privilege to work on GSLV MKIII S109 Model. He has experience of about 20 Years in the CAD/CAM/CAE Industry working with leading Software companies in the capacity of Sales leader and has led the successful partnership transformation with key customers such as Larsen and Toubro, Reliance, Aditya Birla, Thermax and many more.  

Amit joined Dassault Systemes in the year 2013 and have successfully delivered results in the Aerospace and Defence, Energy and Material Industry. He has been instrumental in development of  Business relationship with organization in Indian Defence Segment,  Department of Atomic Energy, Coal India and other leading private enterprise in Energy domain. 

To further nurture Dassault Systemes relationship of 2 decades with Larsen and Toubro, Amit GUPTA has taken the responsibility to lead the  Strategic Partnership with Larsen and Toubro Group. His current mission involves alignment and achievement of L&T Group – Dassault Systemes Initiatives for successful and mutual technology and business growth. 

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Rohit CHHABRA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Rohit CHHABRA
Director - 3DEXPERIENCE Works, Dassault Systèmes
Rohit CHHABRA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Rohit CHHABRA
Director - 3DEXPERIENCE Works, Dassault Systèmes

Rohit CHHABRA is the Sales Director – CRE , Managing 3DEXPERIENCE Portfolio. He has 23+ Years of rich diversified management experience in the Software Industry. Rohit has been with Dassault Systèmes for around 7 years.

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Gurpreet SINGH > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Gurpreet SINGH
Industry Consultant Senior Manager - Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp
Gurpreet SINGH > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Gurpreet SINGH
Industry Consultant Senior Manager - Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp

Gurpreet SINGH is the Industry Consultant Senior Manager – 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS. He has over 20 years of rich experience in the CAD industry. All through his career, he has been a trainer and mentor to many CAD/CAM software professionals. He has been with SOLIDWORKS India VAR Community since 2005.

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Suhaspritipal GONGATE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Suhaspritipal GONGATE
Manager, 3DEXPERIENCE Lab India - Dassault Systèmes
Prachi MISHRA > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Prachi MISHRA
Head of Learning & Development - Dassault Systèmes
Suhaspritipal GONGATE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dnyanesh DANDEKAR
Vice President - R & D, Sharda Motor Industries Limited.
Suhaspritipal GONGATE > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dnyanesh DANDEKAR
Vice President - R & D, Sharda Motor Industries Limited.

Professional Summary:
A result oriented professional with 22 years of experience. Demonstrated capabilities for charting strategies for new products, new technologies and new features in the existing products. Multinational organization experience in complex and global environment for processes and methodologies being practiced (Matrix organization).

Academic Credentials:

  • MBA Executive: S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai (2007-2009)
  • M.E. Thermal Engineering: Government College of Engineering, Karad (2000-2002)
  • B.E. Mechanical: Government College of Engineering, Karad (1994-1998)

Professional Experience:

  • Dec 2019 - Present: Vice President – R&D, Sharda Motor Industries Limited
  • Nov 2017 – Nov 2019: Head of Product Engineering – Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd
  • Dec 2003 – Oct 2017: Cummins Group of Companies in India and USA
    • Mar 2014 – Oct 2017: Product Engineering Leader
    • Mar 2012 – Feb 2014: General Manager – Technology Planning – USA
    • Jul 2009 – Feb 2012: DGM - Product Planning, Automotive Business, India
    • Dec 2003 – June 2009: Analysis group (Combustion and CFD)
  • Nov 1998 – Dec 2003: Assistant Manager, Kirloskar Copeland Limited

Technical Skills:
Emission Regulations, Emission driven product development
Diesel Engine Development, After-treatment system, DOC, DPF, SCR
Design and Analysis, Design for manufacturability, Testing and Validation
Competitive Benchmarking and Automotive Industry knowledge

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Olivier AUDELAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Olivier AUDELAN
CATIA Infrastructure Industry Process Expert - Dassault Systèmes
Olivier AUDELAN > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Olivier AUDELAN
CATIA Infrastructure Industry Process Expert - Dassault Systèmes

Olivier AUDELAN leads WW CATIA Industry Process Experts on Infrastructure & Buildings.

Olivier graduated in Mechanical Engineering.

He joined Dassault Systemes in 2001 … From 2001 to 2013, when he was part of DASSAULT SYSTEMES INDUSTRY SERVICES, he managed multiple technical roles, from CATIA Expert on Fluid & 3D Master. Since he joined 3DS, he capitalized on his former experience and acquired wide-range of technical and sales experiences providing him all the expertise and talents required for this new role. He led these 8 last years the CATIA Industry Process Experts on INFRASTRUCTURE & TERRITORIES for developing the “Process Based Design” adoption, based on Systems Engineering approach.

He is involved on various customers from different industries (LifeSciences, Energy, DataCenters, CPG …).

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Abhay PASHILKAR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. Abhay PASHILKAR
Program Director - Civil Aviation Programs CSIR-NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABORATORIES
Abhay PASHILKAR > Speaker > Dassault Systèmes®
Dr. Abhay PASHILKAR
Program Director - Civil Aviation Programs CSIR-NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABORATORIES

Abhay PASHILKAR is presently working as Program Director (Civil Aircraft Projects) at CSIR- National Aerospace Laboratories. He holds a post-doctoral in neural network control from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Ph.D in Aerospace engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISC)

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